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They say the military is not trained for this type of security strategy.

The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas. It may also be a way for the military to protect itself legally. Mon, Dec 31, What needs to happen is for the government to figure out what resources it needs to tackle battagljno new threats it faces.

Coverage on Security Policies. Officials from the Macri administration said the deployment would not contradict a law that limits the army to protecting the country from external threats from other states and strictly bans it from performing security functions.


Still, the proposal has stalled. This might be a way of shielding the army from popular backlash.

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Critics of deploying army soldiers to the border say this is a first step towards militarization and warned against the negative impact these types of policies had in other countries in the region.

But many experts disagree with this analysis. Pasqualini added that the armed forces would likely request that Congress green-light the changes first. In a country with as many strong human rights organizations as Argentina, any military intervention would be under constant scrutiny.

They also argue that this militarized strategy has proven counterproductive across the region, and that there is no evidence it would work in Argentina. The official argument is that the mere presence of security forces can dissuade criminal organizations batttaglino establishing a presence in impoverished towns along the border, which are prime for their exploitation.

Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime. Argentina News and Profile. Argentina has tried numerous military for human rights violations.


Argentina Suggests Militarization, Ignites Debate

Since Argentina abolished military tribunals inany abuses committed by its personnel would be tried jorye civilian courts. This has contributed to turning Argentina from a transit into a consumer nation, as well as one that produces illicit drugs.

Argentina’s gendarmerie is in charge of policing the country’s borders. They also say there is no reason for Argentina to turn to the military when the country already has the gendarmerie, which is a militarized police force in charge of internal security.